William Penn

Portrait of Hannah Callowhill Penn, c. 1740–1742. Attributed to John Hesselius (1728-1778).

Famous Philadelphians: Hannah Penn (1664–1726)

Hannah Callowhill Penn grew up in Bristol, England, in a prosperous Quaker family.

william penn statue

The City That Penn Built

William Penn’s original 1682 map of Philadelphia is still visible in the city’s layout and its five public squares. A not-boring look at Philly past and present.